SS UNITED STATES. The
fastest ocean liner ever built, and the
largest passenger liner to be built in
the USA - is today in Philadelphia.
With even more power
installed than battleships of her day,
white and blue
crowned super liner was indeed, a wolf
in sheep's clothing. If need be, she
could be called on to serve the country
a troopship capable of top secret speeds
delivering 14,000 troops per voyage,
steaming non-stop up to 10,000 miles.
Although never called
up, this all-American beauty
ready and sailed on an equally important
mission. You see, where ever this ship
went she reflected the best of America.
Her real secret mission: INSPIRATION.
Welcome to SS-UNITED-STATES.COM
Come aboard and learn more about the
UNITED STATES - past, present and future.
How can you
help save the United States? Get
yourself a virtual boarding pass. Click
on the orientation link
below. Learn more. Then share the story
of the Big U with friends and associates.
Invite them aboard. It's a great ride!
On The Cover. Tugs
tend to the SS UNITED STATES in this image
by Ian Shiffman when the SS UNITED STATES
called on Capetown. Passport stamps collected
on the beginning and end of westbound Voyage
352 of the SS UNITED STATES.
Above: C02 Valve Control Panel aboard the U - just
one of countless safeguards on the monumental SS UNITED
may be the most historic rescue of an
ocean liner ever - NCL America
has announced plans to save the SS UNITED
a July 31, 2004 article in the Philadelphia
Inquirer NCL's CEO, Colin Veitch,
says he believes the
SS UNITED STATES
will be successful sailing on a east
coast to west coast cruise route via
the Panama Canal.
Veitch says NCL is talking to ship yards
about Big U refurbishment and that
the ship could be sailing in six years.
If you were on the Philly waterfront
last week you would have seen dozens
of workers aboard the U - tending to
NCL is presently evaluating the options
and opportunity the SS UNITED STATES
presents. Learn more about NCL America
NCL be successful? That may depend
on you - and millions of others - taking
notice of this super liner. Will America
and the world want the UNITED STATES
saved? It's no secret, restoring
her colors will be one of the greatest
challenges ever undertaken in maritime
restoration. But just dream of the
rewards. Contact NCL and let them know
you have high expectations for their
success with the SS UNITED STATES.
Will you be a future passenger?
Big Ship. This
super liner stretches to 990 feet. When she was
built (1949-1952) she was actually too big for
the drydock in which she was constructed and
extended above and beyond of the drydock doors.
an anxious race horse - she could hardly be contained
within the starting gate.
With spacious accommodations
each sailing was like a city racing on water.
Of course, on her maiden voyage the U became
the fastest ocean liner to ever sail.
Great hands on the U. Thousands
of people helped build and maintain the
SS UNITED STATES. At every port of call she
shined. This ship of monumental proportions reflected
Will this be the future of the
ship you're dreaming of today?
some, the Big U was just a ride. For others,
an incredible homecoming and new beginning
America. Come aboard. Today in Philadelphia people
come to the fence line and look at her faded
colors and wonder - will she sail again? Will
the U serve on a great mission once more?
Here's a formal invitation for
you to make a difference in the future of the
UNITED STATES: Share the story of the monumental
SS UNITED STATES with
a great story.